Lewis W. Diuguid

Road safety means watching out for bikers

Updated: 2013-05-01T00:15:20Z

By Lewis W. Diuguid

The Kansas City Star

The sunshine and warm weather should signal motorists to be extra careful on the roads.

Now is the time that motorcycles and bicycles start to show up in higher numbers, and drivers of cars and trucks need to take more care to share the road with the two-wheelers. It often is more difficult to see them until it’s too late.

In addition, people on bikes may not be as practiced in maneuvering through traffic because it is the start of warm-weather riding. Motorists also have to be mindful of that middle-age, new motorcycle owner being on the road with vroom-vroom fever.

Their riding skills at 50-something aren’t likely as good as they were at 20-something. Staying more watchful for those guys will help make the roads safer for everyone.

To reach Lewis W. Diuguid, call 816-234-4723 or send email to ldiuguid@kcstar.com.

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